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David Gardner Co-Founder & Partner, ColorJar

David Gardner is the co-founder of ColorJar, a team of digital innovators who produce select projects they fall in love with. ColorJar's strategists, designers, and technology developers work with funded startups, marketing agencies, and sports and entertainment clients to turn concept into creation -- or as they say, "think + build." In 2011, David received the Empact100 award at the White House on behalf of ColorJar. His passion for entrepreneurship has resulted in speaking engagements across America, a position on the Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC) as well as mentor roles at Excelerate Labs and the Chicago Lean Startup Challenge. Prior to ColorJar, David received a partnership offer from AOL for an educational web startup he co-founded while living in India that helped people pursue their goals. Later in Chicago, he served as Director of Web Products & Marketing for uBid.com, where he repositioned and redesigned uBid.com and helped create and launch sister website RedTag.com.

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